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Corequisite Composition Summer Camp 2021

Virtual Professional Development Conference for English Teachers


Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Corequisite Composition

Coreq Camp was a time to learn from and with your peers through great speakers, creative ideas, and honest conversations. If you missed any of it, you can access all the recordings, as well as the presentation slides and any handouts associated with each session, right here.

Peter AdamsPeter Adams


How to Avoid Being Nonplussed by Non-Cogs
Presenter: Peter Adams

Join Peter Adams for a vigorous discussion of what non-cognitive issues are and strategies for addressing them in corequisite classes.

Stacey Purviance and Michelle ClarkStacey Purviance and Michelle Clark


Macmillan Solutions for Key Challenges
Presenters: Stacey Purviance & Michelle Clark

Join editorial program director Stacey Purviance to see how Macmillan's current materials address the most common challenges in the corequisite environment, and discuss what's working for you now and what else we can do to support you.

Sarah McGinleySarah McGinley


Teaching Habits of Mind with Movies
Presenter: Sarah F. McGinley

There are many challenges in corequisite teaching, but four common ones are:
• Engaging students at the start of course
• Finding meaningful activities that work across both meetings
• Teaching habits of mind (HoM)
• Ensuring the smaller group doesn’t feel singled out

This session will take you through a movie-discussion activity that fosters community and allows HoM activities to be integrated with scaffolding a review assignment. Following the presentation, you will have breakout time to discuss with your session colleagues and design your own HoM activity.

Natalie DougallNatalie Dougall


Engaging Students One Click at a Time
Presenter: Natalie Dougall

In-class student engagement like polling and quizzing in composition?! Yes! If you’re interested in bringing more in-class engagement to your composition classroom, this session is a great place to start. In the first part of this session, learn about Macmillan Learning’s student response system, iClicker. Then, in the second part of the session, participate in an Idea Exchange! In breakout groups, you’ll brainstorm and share ideas for classroom engagement, and you’ll walk away with a list of ideas, questions, and engagements to use in your composition class (and beyond!).

Karen HolleyKaren Holley


Group Assignment: Developing Critical Evaluation Using Super Bowl Commercials
Presenter: Karen Holley

This session will discuss how using a popular medium can help students understand that critical evaluation is not relegated to the classroom, and heighten their awareness of how they are affected by advertising. Participants will assume the role of students and, under the facilitation of the session leader, work through a group assignment that uses Super Bowl commercials to increase critical evaluation skills and identify how values are shaped by the media.

Top row: Rebecca Miner & Kristina Gladfelter; Bottom row: Erinn Metcalf & Brenda WoodsTop row: Rebecca Miner & Kristina Gladfelter; Bottom row: Erinn Metcalf & Brenda Woods


Fostering Student Self-Efficacy through Academic Roles in Corequisite Courses
Presenters: Rebecca Miner, Kristina Gladfelter, Erinn Metcalf, & Brenda Woods

This collaborative session will focus on student self-efficacy within the challenging environment of higher education by exploring co-requisite hybrid and hyflex models from a variety of academic voices, such as administrator, instructor/assessor, and student. Facilitated by panelists in each of these areas, this session will allow attendees to focus on their particular needs, create an actionable item, and network with faculty to begin a transformative process to address the needs of a wider variety of typically underserved college students.

Jennifer Colatosti and Denis Cady ArbeauJennifer Colatosti and Denis Cady Arbeau


Meeting Students at Every Level with Achieve
Presenters: Jennifer Colatosti & Denise Cady Arbeau

Join this session for a look at Achieve, Macmillan Learning’s online composition space that combines diagnostics with formative and summative assessments, and powerful writing tools that allow instructors to track student progress and ensure they receive and respond appropriately to feedback. You'll hear from two instructors about how Achieve has helped them meet the various needs of their corequisite students and help them succeed.

David StarkeyDavid Starkey


“The Joke’s on Us”: Comparing and Contrasting Political Cartoons from The Week
Presenter(s): David Starkey

After David Starkey shares one of his favorite essay assignments, participants will visit The Week to choose two political cartoons lampooning one particular current event. Then the full group will reconvene to discuss strategies for reading visuals and contextualizing and analyzing political cartoons.

Top row: Dylan Campbell & Howard Gunston; Bottom Row: Kirstin Krick & Maggie FrozenaTop row: Dylan Campbell & Howard Gunston; Bottom Row: Kirstin Krick & Maggie Frozena


Panel: The Shape of Corequisite
Presenters: Dylan Campbell, Kirstin Krick, Howard Gunston, & Maggie Frozena

No two corequisite composition courses are alike, yet they’re all effective in supporting student success. In this session, a panel of instructors will share how their course works, obstacles they’ve overcome, and where they’ve had success so you can take home ideas for implementing, revising, or revamping the model at your institution.

Amy Drees & Melanie DusseauAmy Drees & Melanie Dusseau


Creative Writing Pedagogy in the Accelerated Composition Classroom
Presenters: Amy K. Drees & Melanie Dusseau

This will be an interactive colloquium for faculty interested in creative experimentation in their emerging or established accelerated developmental writing program. Presenters will share data from a successful pilot to implementation to pilot transition for a fully co-requisite, credit bearing first-year writing program, and explore an engaged learning environment, which fuses creative writing pedagogy with the non-cognitive aspects of the co-requisite writing curriculum. Creativity connects to the achievement of the goals we have for our ALP students: access, support, retention, and the courage to accelerate toward their dreams. This presentation will explore how and why the co-requisite writing classroom, when infused with the same collaborative spirit as a creative writing workshop, is driven by a creative energy that invites students and faculty to create better futures.

Jami Blaauw-HaraJami Blaauw-Hara


Yes, You Can: Advancing Student Confidence with Challenging Readings
Presenter: Jami Blaauw-Hara

Reading instruction is often a part of co-requisite courses, but a recent study from North Central Michigan College found that metacognitive reading strategies, in addition to modeling, help improve students’ skill and confidence—even with the challenging texts in a writing-about-writing curriculum. This session will consider that study and review the CCCC position statement released in March on the role of reading in college writing classrooms. Participants will come away with ready-to-use reading activities for corequisite courses.

Miriam MooreMiriam Moore


Multimodal Editing Strategies for Multilingual Writers in Corequisite Courses
Presenter: Miriam Moore

Using Joy Reid’s classic differentiation between “ear learners” and “eye learners” as a starting point, this session introduces multimodal editing strategies as a way of affirming and empowering multilingual learners. You will practice identifying, scaffolding, and implementing multimodal editing strategies, and to close the session, we will consider how corequisite faculty can share these strategies with colleagues across disciplines.

Top row: Veronica Guevara-Lovgren, Brianna DeCicco, & Samantha Glassford; Bottom row: Krystle Wilmot, Mary-Beth Brophy, & Connor SampsonTop row: Veronica Guevara-Lovgren, Brianna DeCicco, & Samantha Glassford; Bottom row: Krystle Wilmot, Mary-Beth Brophy, & Connor Sampson


Partnering for Student Success: Collaboration Between the Accelerated Learning Program and Writing Services
Presenters: Veronica Guevara-Lovgren, Brianna DeCicco, Samantha Glassford, Krystle Wilmot, Mary-Beth Brophy, & Connor Sampson

In 2020, Ocean County College eliminated stand-alone developmental writing courses, and offered only corequisite Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). In this session, representatives of both the English department and Academic & Tutoring Support Services will share wisdom gained during ALP’s first semesters, a review of the technology used to support the program remotely, and plans for ALP’s future. Workshop portion will be in roundtable form, using breakout rooms to allow for targeted discussions.



Be on the lookout for updates and announcements for Coreq Camp 2022!

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